Many celebrity photos leaked online this weekend. With some, such as Jennifer Lawrence’s photos, being confirmed as real and others such as Victoria Justice’s being called fakes.
Today, Ariana Grande has denied alleged photos of herself are real. Ariana tweeted late Sunday, “hell nah…. praying for the people who believed that was me lmaoo… my petite ass is much cuter than that”. Her rep added in a statement, “The photos are completely fake.”
Victoria Justice also called the alleged photos of herself fake, tweeting “These so called [photos] of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*”.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead admitted her own photos were real, writing,”Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked. To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves.”
Yesterday, almost immediately after the leak, Jennifer Lawrence’s lawyer confirmed her photos were real. Telling TMZ, “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence.”
Around 150 photos leaked over a few hours after being sold for Bitcoins on a message board. It’s thought many more could still leak.
Other celebrities targeted include Kate Upton, Bar Refaeli, Glee stars Becca Tobin and Lea Michele, Kaley Cuoco, Aubrey Plaza, Annalynne McCord, Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne, Candice Swanepoel, Farrah Abraham, Emily Ratajkowski, Gabrielle Union, Kim Kardashian, Jenny McCarthy, Lizzy Caplan, Mary Kate Olsen, Meagan Good, Rihanna, Scarlett Johansson, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Brook, Brie Larson, Hope Solo, Teresa Palmer, Krysten Ritter, Vanessa Hudgens, Hilary Duff, McKayla Maroney and Winona Ryder.